The Tecumseh offense has been on fire throughout the 2015 season, but they’ve really hit their stride lately with eight straight wins, six of those being shutouts.
Caitlin Bingham earned the win in the sixth game of the streak Monday after handing a 4-0 loss to Chandler.
They’re where they want to be with four games left in the regular season, coach Chad Trahan said.
“I feel like we’re starting to peak at the right time. We’ve got some people swinging the bat well and our pitchers are giving us the chance to win the game,” he said.
Since the Sept. 17, game against McLoud the Savages have yet to give up a run. They have since added Meeker, Purcell, Blanchard, Newcastle and Chandler to that list.
Bingham has thrown for the win in three of those games, Erin Harris has thrown the other half.
Clad in pink camouflage uniforms for breast cancer awareness, Tecumseh scored their first run in the bottom of the second on a double from Suni Meely to bring home Ashley Santino.
Another double from Sierra Humphrey scored the second run in the bottom of the third.
Down 2-0 the Lions switched out starting pitcher Baleigh Herring for Katie Lane to start the fourth. The switchout didn’t work as well as planned though.
Scallorn led off with a single into center to get a runner on base and Harris bunted to make it to first. After a popout and strikeout Chandler had hope of stopping the base runners but a double by Bailey Smith squashed that plan and moved Tecumseh ahead 3-0.
With runners at the corners in the bottom of the sixth Chandler replaced Lane with Kylee Lynch. Lynch got out the next three batters but couldn’t stop Santino from coming home on a grounder from Meely in the process.
Trahan said the game was one of the girls most complete of the season and with the streak they are a confident ball club late in the season.
“We didn’t make an error, we threw the ball well, and we got timely hits. Chandler is a good ball club and we did a lot of good things tonight,” he said.
Coming up next for the 26-6 Savages will be a battle today at Byng. Thursday they will make a home stand against No. 1 Chickasha. The two teams were supposed to meet Sept. 19, but the game was canceled due to weather.
The Lions are now 27-9 on the season and will enter into the 3A Regional Tournament at Chandler beginning Thursday against Millwood. If Chandler beats Millwood they will play the winner of Marlow vs Prague in the double elimination tournament.